Ranking the Empires - Mrs. Compton`s Social Studies Class

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Ranking the Empires
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day One
1.
DO NOW: Read project description. Make notes of any areas
that are confusing to you, or any questions you may have.
2.
Mini-Lesson: Review project description and criteria.
3.
Activity One: Sit with your partner and discuss how you would
like to approach the project. This might be splitting up the
material, or dividing the topics of analysis. Remember that you
are both responsible for mastering all of the material in
preparation for the Socratic Seminar at the end of the week!
4.
Activity Two: Determine your categories. You might want to
change these as you conduct your research, but get an idea of
what categories might be appropriate for ranking empires.
Discuss with your partner which categories you think are
appropriate, and come to a consensus together.
5.
Activity Three: Begin your research!
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day Two
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DO NOW: Recap: What did you accomplish yesterday in class
and at home? Briefly share with your partner.
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Activity One: Research! Sit with your partner. Come up with a
plan for you work today. By the end of class, you should have
gathered the majority of your research complete.
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Activity Two: Rankings. Once you have completed your research,
share with your partner. Together, discuss your findings and
determine how you want to rank your empires.You should come to
a consensus together!
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Activity Three: Action Plan. Determine what you need to complete
before tomorrow’s class. Remember, your homework this week is to
complete this project, and some work needs to be done at home.
Decide together your next steps and make a plan!
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day Three

DO NOW: Recap: What did you accomplish yesterday in class
and at home? Briefly share with your partner.
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Activity One: Criteria: establish your criteria. Mrs. Compton will
be coming around to check.
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Activity Two: Rankings. Once you have completed your research,
share with your partner. Together, discuss your findings and
determine how you want to rank your empires.You should come to
a consensus together!
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Activity Three: Action Plan. Determine what you need to complete
before tomorrow’s class. Remember, your homework this week is to
complete this project, and some work needs to be done at home.
Decide together your next steps and make a plan!
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day Five

DO NOW: Recap: What did you accomplish yesterday in class
and at home? Briefly share with your partner.
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Activity One: Rankings. Once you have completed your research,
share with your partner. Together, discuss your findings and
determine how you want to rank your empires.You should come to
a consensus together! You should finish establishing your overall
ranking today!
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Activity Two: Completion. At this point, you should be polishing
your work. Take out any materials you have and begin assembling
your booklet. Prepare for the Socratic Seminar on Monday!
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Activity Three: Action Plan. Determine what you need to complete
before Monday’s class. Remember, your
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day Six
DO NOW: Take out your complete Ranking the Empires book.
Review sentences stems for Socratic seminar.
Activity One: In groups of four, discuss the following questions:
1.
What are the most important components to consider in
analyzing the success of a civilization? Why?
2.
What were the advantages and disadvantages of a land empire
as opposed to a maritime empire?
3.
What role did religion play in political alliances and rivalries
and in the formation of states?
4.
How did imperial rulers maintain dominance over their diverse
populations?
5.
What were the “gunpowder empires” and why did they earn
that name?
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day Six
 Activity Two:
1.
Divide the desks into two large circles.
2.
In each group, assign one leader and one recorders. The
leaders are in charge of moving the conversation along,
asking for clarification, and making sure the line of
discussion stays on track. The recorder’s job is to take notes
on the major points of the discussion.
3.
The recorders and the leaders will be switching teams and
will be responsible for summarizing the discussion for the
other group. (This will probably happen tomorrow)
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Closure: Consider the following
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How did I contribute to this discussion—what did I add to it?
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What do I better understand about this text after the
seminar?
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What questions do I now have as a result of this seminar?
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Who helped move the dialogue forward? How?
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At what point did the seminar lapse into debate/discussion
rather than dialogue? How did the group handle this?
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Did anyone dominate the conversation How did the group
handle this?
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What would you like to do differently as a participant
tomorrow?
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day Seven
 Activity
One:
1.
DO NOW: Divide the desks into two large circles.
2.
Recorders and Leaders switch groups! Take 5 minutes to
share out the major points of the discussion from your
previous group
AIM: Which Asian Empires were most successful during the 1450-1750 period?
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Ranking the Empires: Day Seven
 Activity Two:
1.
Put the desks in ONE big circle!
2.
Brainstorm: Write 3 open-ended questions that you could
use to contribute to the discussion.
3.
Begin Socratic Seminar! Remember that your goal to to
reach a WHOLE CLASS consensus to answer the question:
Which Empire reigns supreme!
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CLOSURE: Grade yourself
Give yourself a grade, 1-10. 1 being if you did not contribute at
all to the Socratic seminar. If you give yourself a grade of 1-5,
provide an explanation as to why you struggled to contribute.
10 being if you contributed a great deal, used accountable talk
language, asked open-ended questions, and built on your
classmates ideas. Provide an explanation as to why you gave
yourself the grade you believe you deserve.
SET A GOAL: set one goal for next time we engage in a class
discussion.
Chapters
19-20
Day
8
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AIM: To what extent did interaction between empires
and the West shape Asia between 1450-1750?
DO NOW: Answer the following multiple choice questions
 Islamic law
a.
did not allow women to own any property.
b. did not discuss women's property ownership.
c.
forbade women to own property after marriage.
d. allowed women to keep property after marriage.
e.
made women equal with men.
The "tulip period" in the Ottoman Empire was one in which Ottomans:
a.
emulated western European fashions
b. traded with Holland for tulips and clogs
c.
had the red tulip as the official insignia of the Janissary corps
d. achieved domination in trade over Venice as the sole exporters of tulip
bulbs from Istanbul.
e.
made an alliance with the Dutch at the expense of all other western
European trade.
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Activities
 Activity
One: Take the open-note quiz. You
may use your notes to take this, but it must be
taken in SILENCE only looking at your notes!
 Activity Two: Form
groups of four. Review
your answers within your groups. Try to
come to a consensus.
 Activity Three: Jigsaw
into a new group.
Compare your answers with that group.
Come to a consensus.
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Check Your Answers!
1.
1
7.
1
12.
4
2.
2
8.
1
13.
2
3.
3
9.
5
14.
3
4.
2
10.
1
15.
1
5.
1
11.
2
6.
2
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CLOSURE
What did you learn today? Why does it matter?
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Chapters 19-20 Day Nine
 AIM:
How did Indian Ocean trade impact the
peoples living in Eastern African, Southeast Asia, and
Oceania?
 DO
NOW: Why did the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal
Empires decline simultaneously? Give at least 2
reasons in your answer.
 Changes in military technology,
 Changes in the world economy,
 Maintaining the military—it was difficult to base a
land empire on military force paid through land
grants.
– Muslims in the East Indies and East Africa
• Why was the expansion of Islam into East Africa and Southern Asia extensive?
– Trade, missionaries, equal treatment of converts, and children of mixed
parentage.
• Where did Islam effectively counter the aggressive Christianity of Europeans?
– Southern island of Philippines (Mindanao) & nearby archipelago of Sula
– Brunai Sultanate in N. Borneo & the Acheh Sultanate in N. Sumatra
• What caused high migration in the East African lake region and Kenyan highlands?
– drought
• Valuable exports of East Africa
– ivory
– ambergris
– beeswax
– copal tree resin
– Wood
– gold
– slaves
• Which European country conquered the East African Port cities?
– Portugal
• As a result of the Dutch defeating the Portuguese, what valuable colony did they
obtain?
– Malacca
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ACTIVITIES:
Activity One: Read the article
independently. Take detailed notes in the
margins.
Activity Two: Work with a partner to
annotate the map on the last page (you must
each annotate your own map). Together,
discuss which details are most relevant to
include on your map. Summarize the major
points and write a few sentences next to the
appropriate places on the map. Include any
migrations or significant trade routes, as well
as important people, cities, battles, or other
events.
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